part 2: the umbrella
so, in the first part of this blog series "the significance of" i shared why I was drawn to the idea of a "speech bubble" as a logo for our student ministry... if you haven't read that blog post yet, i want to encourage you to go back and read it.. HERE.
this week, i wanted to share why i'm drawn to another logo that you may be seen around.. "the umbrella."
let's stop and think for a moment. what exactly IS an umbrella. (side note: it is NOT a form of a parachute. if you have watched Mary Poppins.. and tried the same trick she did.. don't. you won't have the same results. #sharingforafriend)
an umbrella is a covering. a form of protection. an instant safe place.
an umbrella is used in the obvious times of wind, rain, storms.
an umbrella is also used in the fun times (.. think: beach. sun. surf. sand. shade.)
so the question may be being asked.. "why are you thinking of an umbrella when you think of SCF:youth, andy?"
part 1: the speech bubble
when i started here back in march, there were a few things I wanted to do right away. i wanted to have a fresh start; and i wanted our student ministry to have a fresh start, a fresh look, a fresh feel.
the ministry of the past; the past youth pastors and leaders, did a phenomenal job. they have worked well at bringing the ministry to the place it was at. and while I honour and respect the past, it's important to look ahead, move forward and begin to take steps.
among the changes i implemented (ie: name change, where we met, etc), i also immediately introduced a new logo. - a "speech bubble." why did I do that?
so, i've been thinking for some time now.. "i should start a blog.."
i think to think that i have some good ideas from time to time... and what better way to jot them down and share them then in a blog...
but i didn't want to just blurb about nothing; i wanted there to be purpose. i wanted to be inspirational. i wanted my 'random thoughts at 2 am' to have meaning, depth, and to be able to impact someone's life.
more specifically.. yours. yes.. i'm writing to you...
the student of SCF:youth
the parent of SCF:youth
the leader of SCF:youth
and any other person that has stumbled on this page..
and so, this intro post, i'll admit, won't be incredibly inspiring or informative.. but i do want to do this. i want to lay out the goals, the purpose, possibly some examples of what you'll find in the coming days, weeks and months on this blog.